From huge performances by rock bands and comedians to stunning, immersive performances, these are the best things to do in Dallas this weekend.
Artstillery’s “Dirty Turk aka Dirty Immigrant”
Presented alongside the Dallas Museum of Art’s My|Gration, this Artstillery project first launched in August 2018. The experience was sold out for two months in West Dallas, and now it’s returning to the DMA for two nights only. This Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, head to the DMA for a live, immersive performance piece written by Ilknur Ozgur. The show “explores cultural assimilation, cross-generational communication & social injustice towards migrants, immigrants, and refugees in the United States.” Tickets are “Pay As You Can” starting at $5 and available here.
Kings of Leon
American rock band Kings of Leon is stopping at Dos Equis Pavilion on Friday night on their When You See Yourself Tour. Along with opener Cold War Kids, the band will play songs from their newest album, as well as hits like “Use Somebody” and “Waste A Moment.” Tickets are available here.
Comedian and Dallas-native Iliza Shlesinger is headed to Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie to debut a new hour of stand-up comedy this Saturday night. On her Back in Action Tour, Shlesinger is known for her Netflix specials “Unveiled,” “Elder Millennial,” and more. This summer, she also released her first film on Netflix, Good on Paper. To attend, you must provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test. Tickets are available here.
This popular rock band, which formed in 1991, is headed to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory this Friday night on their Butter Miracle Tour 2021. The band will be accompanied by Matt Sucich and Seán Barna. There is a health check requirement due to Covid-19 so make sure to look at the info before purchasing tickets.
CeeLo Green at Face Forward International’s Inaugural Dallas Gala
This Saturday evening, Los Angeles-based Face Forward International is bringing its first gala to Dallas. Taking place at Eye Lawn at The Joule hotel, this charity gala benefits Face Forward, a non-profit that helps survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other acts of crime by providing free reconstructive surgeries and emotional therapy. Multi-Grammy award-winning artist CeeLo Green will headline with a live musical performance. Tickets start at $1,000 and can be purchased by emailing FaceForward.Mandi@gmail.com.
From September 16 through September 19, Addison is hosting its annual Oktoberfest. Tables will be socially distanced and an open-air tent will keep things breezy. Along with live music and games, there will also be a new kid’s activity center, great German food, and (of course) beer. Brave Combo will return as this year’s entertainment, along with some new polka bands. Purchase tickets here.
You can also find our round-up of the Best North Texas Oktoberfests on our website.
Cotton Candy Release & Concert at Texas Ale Project
*Replaced Somethin’ Bacon event
Design District brewery Texas Ale Project is hosting a party in celebration of its Cotton Candy Pilsner this Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm. There will also be live music by Joshua Mather, cornhole, and bites from food truck, Dallas Grilled Cheese. Entry is free until 6:30 pm when there is a $5 cover.